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Borough Assembly Discusses Raising Surcharges for Local 911 Services

Photo: Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT Being able to call 911 in an emergency can be life or death. But this vital service doesn’t come without a cost. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed this issue at last night’s regular meeting. The assembly considered a resolution to increase the surcharge the Borough levies on phone lines to support the local enhanced ... Read More »

Two Artists Design Murals That Reflect What Matters to Them

Threshold executive director Stephanie Mason (left) and Alyssa Madrid. Photo by Wendel Capili Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two artists so far have responded to a call to decorate Kodiak’s recycle sheds. Recycling center Threshold Services is seeking locals who would be willing to make the structures a little more appealing. And it’s offering a $1,000 stipend and a $220 supplies budget to ... Read More »

Chamber of Commerce Fills Community Relations Director Position

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Dana Haynes. Courtesy of Haynes Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Chamber of Commerce has finally hired someone to fill the position of community relations director, and it’s the Alutiiq Museum’s former gallery manager. Dana Haynes takes over from Stephanie DeLaGarza. In her new role, Haynes will put together local political forums, organize events like Crab Fest, and serve as a liaison between ... Read More »

Local Musician Works to Honor Fishermen

(photo: Krimson) Mitch Borden/KMXT One local musician is using her music to highlight her home and some issues facing her community. Kodiak is known for a lot of things. Large bears, great fishing, and majestic scenes that populate the trails that crisscross the island. What may surprise some is that it’s also home to a musician who’s trying to communicate ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – July 20, 2017

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, sockeye numbers are looking good in the Nushagak River, but king salmon appear to be dodging nets. Some local Koliganek families have been going downriver for their kings this season. Meanwhile, sockeye are also doing well in other regions, as are chum. One biologist in Kodiak calls this “the year of the dog.” Read More »

Borough Land Sale Highlights Policy Issue

Baer and Townsend’s purchase request mapped out. Courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tonight at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly will address a purchase one of its members had hoped to make of borough land. As covered in the meeting packet, Assemblyman Dave Townsend and Rob Baer own a parcel of land on Raspberry Island and ... Read More »

Assessments of Rural Tribal Courts to be Conducted

This image has been cropped.(photo: PRSA-NY) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently awarded a contract to the company Kadiak. The agreement is to provide assessments of tribal courts in rural Alaskan communities. Kadiak is a subsidiary of Kodiak’s regional Native Corporation, Koniag. According to Gordon Pullar Jr, Kadiak’s President, for the first year of their contract Kadiak will ... Read More »

Golf Pro Dave Stockton to Visit Kodiak for Fundraiser

Golf club and ball.Krzysztof Urbanowicz / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT An award-winning golfer turned golf instructor is coming to Kodiak. Dave Stockton has won multiple PGA Tour tournaments and, at 75, is now imparting the tricks of the trade to other golfers. Stockton also throws a fundraiser into the mix every once in a while. While in Alaska, he’ll drop by ... Read More »

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